The box score tells you the Falmouth Commodores (8-8) gave up six runs, committed two errors, and used four different pitchers en route to a 6-3 loss to the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
What the box score won’t tell you, is that the pitching was excellent, the errors came at exactly the wrong moment and several times throughout the night the Commodores we’re one hit away from climbing right back into the game.
Thus is baseball and the Commodores fell right back to .500.
Hyannis starter Andrew Gonzalez made his second start against the Commodores this season and the ‘Dores used two out magic to get on the scoreboard in the second inning.
Capitalizing on a leadoff walk from Trevor Larnach, the ‘Dores worked him around the bases via a steal and soft groundout. Cadyn Grenier knocked him home with an RBI single the following batter. Grenier then stole second and came home on Matt McLaughlin’s sharp single to center.
But righty Cole Sands (Florida St) suffered from a costly error by Kevin Merrell in the following inning that led to Hyannis scoring three runs (one earned).
Cantu tacked a two out double in the fourth to score Tristan Gray and tie the game, but Falmouth failed to score the rest of the game.
Fellow Seminole Tyler Holton made his pitching debut in the third inning and, in the fifth, was similarly the victim of a lazy error at second that led to three unearned runs.
Corbin Martin (Texas A&M) also made his Commodores’ debut in the sixth and threw two innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts.
Falmouth failed to jump on numerous scoring opportunities in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Overall, Falmouth left 12 runners on base, including five in scoring position. Holton picked up the tough luck loss and Matthew Naylor earned the victory in relief of Gonzalez.
The Commodores are back in action tomorrow, continuing their three-game road trip in Wareham. 6:30pm with Commodore Call Pregame at 6:15!